I have a WhatsApp group with my friends who have always had an internal law of not giving in to audios. It’s been years of friendship, they in Rio and I in São Paulo. We talked almost daily. We live in puerperium, separation, marriage. All without audio.
Yesterday, we were excited about behind the scenes in journalism when I realized I hadn’t told a huge story from a few months ago. They were interested, I had to reply that I couldn’t develop the subject — it was long and full of characters — in writing. “Too bad audios aren’t allowed. Not even for gossip?”, I said.
In the very second (5), a gossip had stirred the Brazilian.
*Gossip Brief Summary*
Rodrigo Faro positive for Covid. He had just recorded a program on SBT, someone raised the eyebrow that he hadn’t been tested before that — a scare for anyone working in the audiovisual, as the testing is rigorous and the jobs of those in front of the cameras are usually without mask. Faro was nervous, demanded explanations from the station (he had been tested elsewhere on the same day). SBT explained (confirming Faro’s version). All right, presenter is fine, but he’s sick. You need to take care of yourself. Subject closed?
*End of gossip summary*
No, the matter is not over. Zezé di Camargo, who had not yet entered the story, as in Drummond’s poem, thought it was time to give his opinion. And he criticized Faro for making a “circus” on the situation.
Just to point out: the presenter is with Covid and was being accused of refusing a test. That would be extremely irresponsible, as he could have passed it on to co-workers. Faro demanded that the station explain.
Zezé accused him of doing anything for the hearing — The test? The disease? The charge? We do not know.
Yeah, it doesn’t have a foot or a head. But we are here writing (me) and reading (you) about it. Can you explain to me why?
Why do we feed on baseless gossip?
I know: because we can’t stand having nothing to talk about anymore! There is nothing new in this pandemic world. We don’t want to talk about illness, we don’t want to suffer with the government, we want quality entertainment. Zezé was also bored, so he created an entertainment for himself (he got into a fight that had nothing to do with him) and for us (who have even less to do with it).
Boredom, my friends, makes us what we never imagined. My friend Leandro Carneiro wrote here a treatise on Miss Butt (yes, the contest) and the talent of Andressa Urach in front of – and not behind – the attraction.
Renata Correa was right on the CPI, comparing real people to classic reality TV characters. A friend, by the way, was upset when Wizard decided not to testify: “There are no more sessions this morning and I get really mad when they spoil my entertainment,” he said. It’s emptiness that calls.
It’s not a lack of culture, it’s a sign of the times: Brazilians eat WhatsApp stickers, meme and gossip. Some days there are better ones. The next day we have to be content with Zezé and Rodrigo Faro fighting in the stories. The situation is sad.
Audio for gossip is released!
By the way, two of my friends rushed to say ok for the audio. They immediately took 5 minutes of entertainment on the forehead via some old gossip, from months ago, that I had forgotten to pass on right away. The fourth member of the group didn’t respond at all—either she was mad that we broke the audio rule, or she was entertained by some better gossip. Who knows.
You might disagree with me on Instagram. Or maybe send me gossip on direct? But what I really want (for all of us) are quality books and real culture this Tuesday.